Dana Dutch is credited with the story. John Benson's excellent book, Romance Without Tears (Fantagraphics, 2003), is a collection of stories for St. John by Dutch, which the cover blurb for Benson's book calls “’50s Love Comics — With a Twist!” And we don't mean the twist as in Chubby Checker.
This book is still available from Amazon.com, and gets my highest recommendation.
The stories I'm posting today are not included in the book.
Matt Baker did the gorgeous artwork on the cover and for “Secret Love Made Me An Exile.”
Dutch and Baker also collaborated on “I Was Hurt By Love” in the same issue. All I can say about that is, who the hell hasn't been hurt by love?